I've only had my iPod since Wednesday, and already on Friday the front had all these damn little scratches all over it! And the center select button had a scrape on it. Meanwhile, the shiny metal back is flawless. What gives? My old 3G 15GB was the opposite; the back was scratched up badly long before the plastic front showed any wear and tear. I'm starting to miss my mini now, at least the 'no scratches' aspect of it.